Taxes and Spending Articles




Sales Tax on Livestock Feed


To help alleviate some of the tax burdens on our farm and ranch families, Farm Bureau in 2016 helped spearhead a sales tax exemption on livestock feed.

Ag Deserves Unique Tax Treatment. Here’s Why


The Death Tax has been devastating for family farms and ranches in Arizona and the phase out of this tax within 6 years is something we have been working towards for decades. This will do a lot for maintaining family operations during times of tragic loss.

Time for Tax Reform for Farmers and Ranchers


Nationwide survey showed, consistently and with certainty, that Americans support sweeping changes in tax structures to benefit American agriculture.

Arizona Agriculture: An Often Ignored Success Story (1)


One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.

Fairness & Simplification in the Marketplace can be a Taxing Issue


Despite a dynamic marketplace, the area of sales and use taxes seems a throwback to the dinosaur age. Today buying goods online is commonplace, but the collection of taxes on those purchases is not.

A Spark of Optimism for Ag Labor Reform


Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.

Why Stimulus?


(The views and opinions expressed in this article are stictly those of the author.) By Rock Cramer There seems to be a good deal of confusion regarding what federal government “stimulus” means and whether or not stimulus has been successful. To help unravel the confusion, several questions should be answered: 1.    Could the federal government be ...